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The Canterbury Tales

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An explosion of live music, story-telling and general mischief, The Canterbury Tales returns to the Southwark Playhouse this Christmas for one week only, following last year's sell-out success and national tour.

The Canterbury Tales is an immersive production that puts the audience at the heart of the action as patrons of the Tabard Inn, which – as the starting point of the pilgrims' journey to Canterbury – once stood a five minute walk away from Southwark Playhouse on what is now Borough High Street.
At turns enchanting, scandalous and disgusting the tales unfold in a mixture of story and song as a collection of rogues, wenches and travelers tell stories to entertain each other on their pilgrimage.
From the antics of adulterous lovers to the revenge of cuckolded husbands, the characters remain as engaging and recognisable today as they were in the 14th century.

Featuring live folk music, local ale and stories that are not for the faint-hearted, this is an evening of story-telling theatre like no other.

Suitable for ages 14+

  • 7.30pm
  • £16 (family £12.50 each)

Southwark Playhouse
77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD
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Box office: 020 7407 0234

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